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Wicked Newport : Kentucky's Sin City
by Thomas Barker and Gary W. Potter and Jenna Meglen


Overview - Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity. With top political and law enforcement officials often on the take, the seedy status quo became so excessive that a May 1961 issue of Time magazine declared, Newport has developed such a gaudy brand of gambling and prostitution that it stands today as one of the nation s most blatant sin centers.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity. With top political and law enforcement officials often on the take, the seedy status quo became so excessive that a May 1961 issue of Time magazine declared, Newport has developed such a gaudy brand of gambling and prostitution that it stands today as one of the nation s most blatant sin centers. Eastern Kentucky University Professors Gary Potter and Thomas Barker, both experts on organized crime, along with Jenna Meglen, offer up a captivating chronicle of Newport s criminal development, complete with thought-provoking assessments of the possible advantages that organized crime brought to the city commonly considered to be Las Vegas s predecessor."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596295490
  • ISBN-10: 159629549X
  • Publisher: History Press (SC)
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 116
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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